Long-Term Care is Broken

Ideas and Issues

July 7, 2021 New Orleans     Yes, the headline in an opinion editorial in Scientific American couldn’t have been clearer in its look at nursing home and similar care in the USA, saying “Long-Term Care is Broken.”  In the shadow of the pandemic, it’s almost impossible to disagree, but what is being done about it …

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Where’s the Health and Safety Plan?

Labor Organizing Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09112020realone.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans      Leaders and members of Local 100 United Labor Unions finally had enough of working on the frontlines without proper protection against the coronavirus in nursing homes, supported living centers, human development centers, transportation, sanitation, cleaning, schools, head start centers, and public-facing offices.  OSHA, the …

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The Nursing Home Business Model is Deadly

Health Care Labor Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CN08232020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsPearl River     Nursing homes have been a huge source of deaths in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic.  Local 100 represents a number of private and public homes, as well as other healthcare facilities, so has been with our workers at the razor edge.  On a …

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